Itinerary Overview

Stunning landscapes and unique Basque traditions


From Porto’s local Port Houses to the Basque country markets, this voyage is sure to satisfy your appetite for the cuisine and culture of the upper Iberian coast. Explore the splendor of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, visit a Galician fishing village, meander through the villages of A Coruña and Bilbao, and navigate the winding streets of Bordeaux. Visit the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum; thrill to the melodies of the gaitas and trikitixas. Then head deep into Basque country in both France and Spain, exploring markets, villages, music, and cuisine.

  • Sample fine port wines on a tour of their birthplace, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Porto.
  • Spend a day discovering Galicia, collecting mussels with local fishermen, listening to traditional music, and visiting a splendid Galician estate.
  • Join a pilgrimage to the medieval cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, consecrated in 1211, and enjoy local music.
  • Discover an array of iconic architectural masterpieces—from the Roman Tower of Hercules in A Coruña to to Bilbao's stunning footbridge by Spanish architect Santiao Calatrava.
  • Explore Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum, with its iconic billowing metal sheets, designed by Frank Gehry.
  • In St. Jean de Luz, taste Basque tapas and wines, and hear the chords of a traditional instrument called the trikitixa.

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